How to apply for Fresh Passport (India), Normal passport application process, Tatkaal passport procedure & passport Renewal, update data on passport through PSK across India. Passport is a document used as a proof of citizen of respective country issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country. Moreover, it is a very important document for a person as it is the biggest proof of your identity. All the citizens of India have the right to own a passport. In this age of opportunities, the sooner each of us claims it, the better.
Here we are going to discuss about how to apply a fresh passport in India through Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and what are documents / certificate required to be submitted at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) while applying for a fresh passport.
Some of the people don’t know how to apply for a fresh passport, so they don’t take any risk in applying fresh passport and even they don’t try to know what is the process for fresh passport. Such people directly approach an Agent of Passport and provide their documents and pay the money. Evenif you apply yourself for your passport there should be a mistake without your knowledge, then imagine others apply for your passport. So the person who wish to apply for fresh passport may apply directly him/herself through PSK.
In order to apply for a fresh passport, candidates have to follow below given 7 simple steps.
7 Steps to apply for a fresh passport :-
Step 1 Candidate first Register through the Passport Seva website : http://passportindia.gov.in/.
(Click on “Register Now” button below New User in the Apply section).
Step 2 Verify your Account and Login to the Passport Seva Portal with the registered Login details.
Step 3 Click on “Apply for Fresh Passport/Reissue of Passport” link, in order to apply for a fresh passport.
Step 4 Fill the application through online or download the pdf application, fill up and then upload it to Passport Seva website (Click Here to know how fill up application)
Step 5 Now candidates are required to book their appointment at Passport Seva Kendram. To book appointment date, click on “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link and book your appointment date.
In order to book appointment at all Passport Seva Kendras, Candidates have to make the payment.
Fresh Passport Fee (India)
|Less than 15 years||Normal||Rs. 1000/-|
|18 years and above||36 Pages||60 Pages|
|Normal||Rs. 1500/-||Rs. 2000/-|
|Tatkaal||Rs. 3500/-||Rs. 4000/-|
Candidates may pay the fee in any one of mode either through online such as Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard & Visa), Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks Only) or Offline through SBI Bank Challan.
Step 6 Click the “Print Application Receipt” link and take printout of the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.
Step 7 : Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents such as 10th Class, Birth certificate, Voter Id/Aadhaar and application receipt etc.
Custodian Certificate :-
Students who didn’t have their certifications with them, can apply for custodian certificate from their respective college. The custodian certificate, in which college authority will tell that all the originals certificates of yours are in their college.
List of document to be carried out to Passport Seva Kendra:-
1. Print Application Receipt
2. Payment Receipt
3. Proof of Date of Birth
- Birth Certificate (Original Certificate)
4. Proof of Residence
- Aadhaar Card / Voter Card (Original Certificate)
5. Educational Certificates
- 10th Class (Original Certificate), 12th, Graduation, PG and etc.
Passport Seva Kendra Helpline :-
Call to 1800-258-1800 (PSK Toll Free)
Timings :- from 8 AM to 10 PM
For more details, candidates can visit official website : https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in